Although caring for a loved one is your utmost priority, we understand how emotionally and physically demanding it can be.
It’s our job to give you the reassurance that your loved one will receive the highest quality live-in care while you take time away to look after yourself.
For many people considering respite care, it can be difficult to make the initial call to us as you may feel like it’s an acknowledgement that you’re not quite coping anymore.
We see it in a slightly, different light. We like to support couples to stay together and often some time away to recharge your batteries is all that you need to keep on the right track.
Live-in respite care gives you the opportunity to take a short break safe in the knowledge that your loved one is cared for. We do everything we can to maintain your established routines and we welcome any advice on how best to keep things calm and comforting while you’re away.
It doesn’t always mean that your loved one stays at home with a carer while you take time away. Sometimes, it means that we take on the jobs so you can spend time relaxing together.
Respite care is a sensible option when you’re recovering after an operation or a fall. If you need urgent care while getting back to full strength, it’s much more comforting to recuperate in your own home. You’ve got your favourite food, the bed’s just how you like it and when you’re feeling up to it, we positively encourage as many visitors as you want!
Respite care can mean different things to different people. We are happy to simply help around the house or to work with Occupational therapists, nurses, and medical professionals to help you achieve your recovery goals.
When you’re well on the road to recovery, the focus may shift to rehabilitation care. We pride ourselves on our specialist rehabilitation care. Working with our inhouse experts, we tailor a care plan to get you back on your feet.
“Ashridge responded to an emergency situation and were able to sort out a live-in carer within less than 24 hours. This really saved what was an extremely difficult and stressful situation. Once the immediate emergency need was addressed, Ashridge were then able to do a full assessment and provided a carer who is fully able to meet the needs of my mother who is a challenging Alzheimer’s sufferer. The carer is also looking after both my parents with amazing meals and general home help. I have also been impressed with the management in terms of organisation and support of the carer in situ.”